We live in a world where resources are becoming increasingly scarce. Therefore, we at Soil & More believe that a more efficient use of natural raw materials and resources will be critical to the long term success of any company. From this point a development towards more sustainability is far more than a simple sales pitch. Sustainability should be integrated as an integral part of the corporate strategy and be understood more as a management tool in contrast to a marketing tool. Finally, sustainable management can significantly help to reduce risks and negative side effects and increase the company's profits.
To assist you in your sustainability strategy, we offer the following management tools:
1. Relevance- / Materiality Analysis
Sustainability is all the rage these days. Every company wants or claims to be sustainable. Here it is important to set and pursue sensible priorities and focus points for your company. For your own hands-on approach, we offer you the materiality analysis. In a joint workshop we help you to
emphasize the key points and goals of your business-related sustainability strategy and work together on approaches on how these can be applied. With a set of measurable indicators such as e.g. water, soil, energy, biodiversity or CO2 you can compare and evaluate the sustainability aspects of your business. The commitment of your company can also slowly expand to other, more qualitative aspects of sustainability. This way a comprehensive approach to the measurement and management of sustainability is guaranteed. We support you in this with many years of experience.
2. Sustainability Evaluation
A component of your sustainability strategy can be to evaluate your company and its suppliers on sustainability criteria. For the dimensions of soil, plants, animals, water, energy and air as well as the cultural, economic and social dimensions, we have developed the Sustainability Flower together with several companies like Sekem, Eosta, Rapunzel, Lebensbaum, Ambootia and AlnaturA. Your business or suppliers will be checked and evaluated by us under this Framework. Developments and progress will be evaluated ideally each year and then transparently communicated, for example by creating a sustainability report.
3. SMETA AUDITS
For importation for the traditional retail sector a SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) can be useful. These are applicable ethical labor standards with optional environmental and business practice units that were developed for all industries by the Ethical Trade Initiative (ETI) . We carry out the necessary audits worldwide and upload the reports onto the SEDEX platform. You as the owner of the report can then decide who is allowed to read them.